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Following His Own Beat: Bootcamp Grad Takes Indirect Path from Music to Data Science

By Emily Wilson • August 11, 2020

Years before attending the bootcamp and switching to a career in data science, Metis graduate Sami Ahmed was focused on music. He studied film scoring and music business in college and worked as a musician, mostly composing for commercial media. Read how (and why) he made the transition to data science.

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Variance-Infused Thinking

By Tony Yiu • August 10, 2020

Variance is all around us. It impacts every decision and outcome; but unless we go out of our way to envision, it often passes by unnoticed until it’s too late. In this post, Data Scientist Tony Yiu explores how failing to recognize the role of variance in outcomes often blinds us to the true state of the world.

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VIDEO: Recorded Talk - Analytics Beyond Excel with Kevin Birnbaum

By Emily Wilson • August 06, 2020

Watch a recording of Metis Sr. Data Scientist Kevin Birnbaum's talk on Analytics Beyond Excel at the new Wake Forest University Financial Services and Fintech Hub.

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Filling in the Corporate Training Gaps: Michael Galvin's Article in Training Industry Magazine

By Carlos Russo • July 28, 2020

Michael Galvin, Executive Director of Analytics at Kaplan, wrote an article for Training Industry Magazine on the most important data and analytics capabilities for today's companies. What are the top 3? Find out here.

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Made at Metis: Predicting Stock Performance & AI-Generated Guided Meditations

By Emily Wilson • July 27, 2020

This post features two projects from recent graduates of our data science bootcamp. Take a look at what's possible to create in just 12 weeks.

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Two Metis Team Members Featured in New Book, 'Mothers of Data Science'

By Emily Wilson • July 23, 2020

In a book published last week, read interviews with two Metis team members – Chief Data Scientist Debbie Berebichez and Data Scientist Alice Zhao – about their experiences as mothers and data scientists.

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Bootcamp Grad Returns to Online Security Field, Making Impact with New Skills

By Emily Wilson • July 20, 2020

For much of his career, Leon Rosenstein’s primary working goal has been to stay one step ahead of those seeking to do digital harm. Read how his time in the bootcamp helped him expand and evolve his career trajectory, fuzing his interests in data science and online security.

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Founder’s Note: The Evolution of Metis

By Jason Moss • July 15, 2020

Over the past six years, we have built robust local communities around our Data Science Bootcamp campuses in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle (which we closed in December). We have been proud to call these cities home, and the countless relationships we've built within the local data science ...

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From Analyst to Data Scientist, Grad Finds Her Way Via the Bootcamp

By Emily Wilson • July 02, 2020

This is Vickie Chan’s second time working at Fitch Ratings, one of the largest credit rating agencies in the United States. The first time exposed her to data science; now, she is a Data Scientist. Read how the bootcamp helped her make the transition.

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Made at Metis: Using Data to Improve B2B Marketing; Examining Germany's Central Political Body

By Carlos Russo • June 26, 2020

This post features two projects from recent graduates of our data science bootcamp. Take a look at what's possible to create in just 12 weeks.